Train show jackpot!

Keith Dec 10, 2018

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

    Looks like you are making great progress Keith! You might have said before. But, how far are you away from the D&RGW MT going west out of Denver?
    We see some really nice homes headed out of Denver. Man is it growing out west of DV! Housing getting closer and closer to the big 10's!
  2. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    About 35 miles north of Denver. About an hours drive to the Tunnel from
    Longmont. Maybe a bit longer, depending on road conditions!! Haven’t
    been that way in about 5 years now! Would like to get up that way at least once this year!
    Almost afraid to see what the area along Hwy 93 and Hwy 72, Coal Creek Canyon, look like these days!
    Wasn’t too bad, when friend and I rode the “new” Ski Train to Winter Park.
  3. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    Picked up several new goodies for the railroad, after
    dialysis yesterday. Included are:

    2 - MILW ore cars

    3pr(6) - LGB logging disconnects

    6 - LGB 2 axle flat cars. One time loads removed long ago!

    Now, need to find the correct Kadee couplers, so I can convert the ore cars
    and 2 each of the log trucks and flats. Will keep the LGB couplers between
    then flats and keep the working link and pin couplers and/or the extension
    poles between them.

    Photos a bit later. When I feel I have enough energy to get said photos!
    Dialysis yesterday just flat wiped me out!!
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2020
  4. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    Doing some research, I'm rather confused now!
    Checked the Kadee site, for couplers, for new cars.
    Oddly, the recommended couplers do NOT fit the cars.
    The log trucks and flats call for truck mounted couplers.
    However, neither car have truck mounted couplers!
    Interestingly, an 831 coupler almost fits! Only thing is, it's
    about 1/8" too low!

    Tempted, once paid, to try a set of 909 and 833 couplers
    just to see if they'll fit. Need to do the ends of 2 cars only.
    Just so I can couple to locomotive. Will probably use the LGB
    DRGW #50 locomotive for power. Or my NW-2 set, even if not
    prototypical! Anyway, any help/information is appreciated.
    BNSF FAN likes this.
  5. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

    A few things have since happened!
    Have 1 MILW ore car converted, with minor issues, to Kadee.
    Finally got my defective GP40 sound board back!! So, when I
    get a chance, I’ll work on getting it reinstalled.
    Then, hopefully, I can get a few track pieces ordered, and get started
    again on replacing the last of my Aristo switches. And getting the last
    of my track back together and actually running!
    Doug Gosha, Hardcoaler and BoxcabE50 like this.

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